right, about time i pinned some dates down here, and updated you guys!
the alpha version of TLoD will go to the beta testers in about 3-4 weeks time, with the finished game expected to be released around about a month later (around Mid-October).
Once TLoD is released, i will be working to finish BTD and i'm aiming to get it released about a month after TLoD (about Mid-November).
When that project is complete, i'll be converting WWD to DizzyAGE v2.2, which should only take a few hours.
Then i'll start work on IID, which i'm aiming to have released sometime in February probably, however it may be held back until mid-late April, to polish it in time for the 2009 Easter Comp.
Once the bulk of IID is done, i'll be starting work on DL:TLoD Chapter II: The Curse of the Mystics. I'm gonna try to give myself about 4 months to work on this game, and aim to have it finished by May 1st, also in time for the easter comp...
oh and i just remembered, i need beta testers for TLoD
i need people who are prepared to devote a large amount of time (it is a huge game...) to testing pretty much everything in the game, and are also able to suggest changes that they think will improve the game.
Alex is excellent at this, sending a huge list of bugs and suggestions a few days after you send each update to him, and that's something i tried to do when testing Colin's VID.
you need to be an absolute stickler for detail (mainly cause i am!). If something doesn't look quite right, or doesn't fit in with the 'feel' of the game, i want to know about it. It may be something that most people won't notice, but the point there is that SOME people WILL, so i'd want to know about it.
i'm a big believer that 'the devil is in the detail'.
i don't wish to put people off, but i really will need good feedback from the beta testers, and lots of it.